MBA March 2018 Curriculum/Grading

Welcome to Smartly! Here's the course syllabus for your program. It's strongly recommended that you follow the schedule below to complete your required lessons per week. 

**Final Score**
Your final score in Smartly will consist of a weighted average of the following: 
- 20%: SmartCase scores (your best score for each SmartCase)
- 70%: Midterm and Final Exam scores
- 10%: Projects: Accounting and Marketing Case Studies 
Learn more about how grades are calculated  here.
**Community**

Smartly will use Slack as a platform for getting to know your classmates and engaging in additional discussion. We will post exercises, articles, and videos each week in Slack to extend what you're learning and give you opportunities for extra practice. 

**Projects**
You will be graded on your performance on two projects, an Accounting Case Study and a Marketing Project. You can work alone or in groups of up to 5. Learn more about project grades  here.
**Exams**
The Midterm will focus on the material learned in the first 3 concentrations (Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions). Learn more about the Midterm  here.

The Final Exam will focus on the remaining 5 concentrations. See below for the midterm and final exam window dates. Learn more about the Final Exam  here.

**Course Schedule**

Week 1: March 26  Accounting I: Fundamentals    
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2: April 2 Stocks and Bonds     
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3: April 9 Accounting IV: Working with Ratios     
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4: April 16 Accounting Group Project   
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5: April 23 Accounting Group Project Due  
Submit Accounting Group Project by the end of the week
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 6: April 30 Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)    
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7: May 7 Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities     
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8: May 14 Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy     
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 9: May 21 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 10: May 28 One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)     
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 11: June 4 Probability Distributions  
Excel for One-Variable Statistics (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)     
*Note: You can find the Excel course in your  Library.
Week 12: June 11 Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)    
Regression Analysis 
Week 13: June 18 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 14: June 25 Excel for Two-Variable Statistics and Regression Analysis (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)     
Data Collection    
*Note: You can find the Excel course in your  Library.
Week 15: July 2 Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions 
Week 16: July 9 Advanced Statistical Inference
Week 17: July 14 Midterm Review 
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 18: July 18—July 29 Midterm Exam: 
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions  
Week 19: July 30 Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams     
Organizational Structure and Culture  
Week 20: August 6 Theories of Leadership     
Developing a Corporate Philosophy 
Week 21: August 13 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility     
The Art of Negotiation   
Week 22: August 20 Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)    
Marketing Mechanics 
Week 23: August 27 Brand Development and Management     
Digital Marketing Fundamentals     
A/B Testing for Marketers 
Week 24: September 3 Pricing I: Fundamentals     
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Week 25: September 10 Marketing Group Project
Week 26: September 17 Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)    
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure    
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem
Week 27: September 24 Capital Budgeting    
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 28: October 1 Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow    
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations
Week 29: October 8 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 30: October 15 Marketing Group Project Due 
Submit Marketing Group Project by the end of the week
Week 31: October 22 Project Management
Week 32: October 29 Operations Management Fundamentals    
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand
Week 33: November 5 Forecasting Fundamentals    
Supply Chain Management
Week 34: November 12 Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy    
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Week 35: November 19 Strategy III: International Strategy    
Innovation Fundamentals
Week 36: November 26 Strategy Case Study
Week 37: December 1 Final Exam Review 
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)
Week 38: December 9—December 23 Final Exam: 
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation 
   

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